Skip to comments.RUSH on a RAMPAGE (Linguini-Spined Republicans Beware)
Posted on 04/12/2005 3:59:28 PM PDT by FreedomNeocon
RUSH: I'm getting fed up with so many people like Rick Santorum who is a conservative one day, decides he wants to be president and then starts moving to the center. I'm fed up with people like Christopher Shays. I'm fed up with this attack on Tom DeLay. He's not done one damn thing. There's no charge. He's not guilty of anything! I'm fed up with phony baloney, plastic-banana, good-time rock and roller so-called moderate wimps like Chris Shays and all these other clowns that are going after Tom DeLay simply because he's effective. I'm fed up with our side that doesn't stand up for our people. I'm fed up with our guys that don't advance our agenda because they're scared. I'm sick and tired of people that are fearful of every damn thing. I'm sick and tired of phonies that live their lives only to get media coverage instead of be real. I understand the needs to go out and get votes and expand and mix coalitions and constituency groups and this sort of thing, but I've always believed: Do the right thing and the politics will follow.
RUSH: This judge business, the left and the way they're behaving here with John Bolton and the Dingy Harry Reid and these absolute wimps that have nothing positive to offer anybody in this country, doing nothing but trying to instill fear and loathing, build coalitions built on seething hatred and rage. These people get to certain positions of power, and it's just irritating. It's just flat-out irritating. Yesterday I said on this program, "I wonder if they're trying to bore me, because for 16 years it's been the same old rigmarole." You know, the left hasn't changed in I don't know how many decades, but it's the same old rigmarole, and I just get tired of explaining it and talking about it to people, and when you do something about it that causes -- or is supposed to cause -- change, like elect a bunch of people that are in the majority, who are supposed to affect the change everybody believes in and then they pokey along and act afraid to do it, you throw your hands up and say, "What the hell?" Which is I guess why some people run for office themselves, but I, frankly, am not interested in it, have no desire.
RUSH: Now on to one of our favorite linguini-spined Republicans, good old Christopher Shays up there in Connecticut. I think he spent too much time with John Kerry -- who, by the way, served in Vietnam. Christopher Shays says he thinks DeLay should step down but he's not demanding it. Oh no, and you know why? Let me tell you why. Because Chris Shays isn't enough to get rid of Tom DeLay! Chris Shays gave it a shot. He went out there and said, "I think he ought to go," and guess what? Nobody cared because Chris Shays doesn't speak for Republicans! Even though he is a Republican he may as well be a Jim Jeffords; he may as well be a Lincoln Chafee, because it's going to take a lot more than you, Chris Shays, to get rid of somebody who's decent and good and moral and upstanding and a fighter and that's Tom DeLay. He doesn't call town meetings to ask a bunch of constituents including Paul Newman how he should vote on impeachment. He knows because it's in his heart, Chris, but you don't have the guts to follow your own instincts because you are afraid so you go through this big charade of a town meeting. (Chris Shays impression) "How should I vote on impeachment?" and C-SPAN covered, everybody said, "Ooooh, this is really great, a town meeting! Why, this is civics at its best." It was a charade. It was phony, and so Chris Shays decides over the weekend, "You know what? I'm going to move up. I'm going to get plaudits. I'm going to get great coverage in the New York Times and the Washington Post and I'm going to suggest that DeLay should go," and guess what? His suggestion wasn't enough. DeLay is still there. DeLay is going nowhere, and so Shays has moderated. "I never said he should resign. I'm not demanding it. I'm simply suggesting it." The reason he's now moderated this is because he's not big enough. It's going to take a lot more than Chris Shays' desire to get rid of DeLay. It's going to take a serious charge that's got some evidence behind it that's not brought by a political prosecutor down in Texas to get rid of Tom DeLay. Here are two sound bites from Chris Shays. This is yesterday, what he said about DeLay.
SHAYS: I'm not asking him to step down. You're asking me if I think he should? Uh, yes, I think he should. That's just an honest answer to a question. Uhh, But I'm not, uh, arguing and, uh, demanding, uh, that he step down. He's still, uh, the leader. But if I think, umm, uh... but that's what I think, I think he should step down.
RUSH: Boy, that he will really powerful! You know, this is the kind of stuff that really moves minds and really moves people hearts. "Well, you're asking me if I think he should, yes, I think he should that's just an honest answer to your question but I'm not arguing or demanding that he should step down." What is this equivocation? What is this straddling the fence? What is this wanting it both ways? Now he's acting like he's afraid DeLay might take it out on him -- and, I'll tell you what, Chris: When you shoot at the king you better kill him. When you try to go and wound a king you better take him out. If the king is still standing and has ammo, guess who he's going to fire at someday down the line? After that comment he then compares what's going on with DeLay to what Republicans did to Fort Worthless Jim Wright and then tries to clarify his statement again.
SHAYS: He's brought this on himself. This isn't -- this isn't the media. This isn't Democrats. Uhhh, they're doing exactly what we did, uh, with Speaker Wright and, uh, and others like him, and, uh, they're raising important questions that need to be raised. This may be, uh, , uhhh, a difference without, uh, a distinction. But I -- I was asked if I think he should step down. The answer is yes. Am I asking him to step down? No.
RUSH: Well, that's really gutsy. That's the kind of guys we need in the Republican Party, not willing to follow through on their convictions -- because this is isn't a conviction. This is a convenient statement to get praise from our enemies. Chris Shays wants to be loved and adored by the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, and all the other BSes out there and so he says, "Well, I think he ought to go but I'm not demanding it." Yeah, that's how the country was formed, wasn't it? That's how we won World War II. "Well, I think Hitler is a bad guy but I don't know we should do anything about it." Yeah, Chris, you're the kind of guy the backbone of America!
RUSH: One other thing about Chris Shays, and this is from a WorldNetDaily.com story in the year 2000. It had to do with some of the arrangements made to normalize trade with China, and it dealt with some of the relationships that the Clinton administration had with the Chinese, campaign contributions, so forth and so on. There's this little paragraph: "Then-influential House Republican anti-impeachment leader Representative Chris Shays was able to avoid public notice when his wife Betsy [sic--Betsi] quietly accepted a six-figure appointment as director of AmeriCorps." That's Bill Clinton's answer to the Peace Corps. Yes, Chris Shays, according to the WorldNetDaily.com, Chris Shays "able to avoid public notice when his wife Betsy quietly accepted a six-figure appointment as director of AmeriCorps" from close Clinton confidante and early damage control aid Mark Geron, who is now the director of the Peace Corps. "The job came through on October 8th, 1998, eight weeks before the actual House impeachment vote, and these are the appointments that are known." The story lists some others as well. So I just wanted to throw that into the mix because I had remembered something about this, but I couldn't find it anywhere, and Cookie looked it up for me, found it on WorldNetDaily.com.
RUSH: All right. Yesterday, as you know, the big hearings on John Bolton took place, and guess what? A couple of senators may have blown the cover of a CIA agent. "During the question of John Bolton's nomination to be President Bush's ambassador to the UN, Bolton and members of the Senate foreign affairs committee referred to Mr. Smith as one official among several who were involved in a dispute over what Democrats asserted was Bolton's inappropriate treatment of an intelligence analyst who disagreed with him. 'We referred to this other analyst at the CIA whom I'll try and call Mr. Smith here. I hope I can keep that straight,' Bolton said at one point but then committee chairman Richard Lugar and John Kerry," who served in Vietnam, is one of the biggest phonies walking the earth today, one most pretentious, unaccomplished, unachieved phonies walking the earth today, John Kerry, he, "mentioned the name Fulton Armstrong that did not previously come up in public accounts of the intelligence flap. It isn't clear whether Armstrong is the undercover officer bun butt an exchange between Kerry and Bolton suggests that he may be." We have two audio sound bites. Here is John Kerry at the hearings questioning John Bolton.
JOHN FRANÇOIS KERRY: Could I just take one moment? Thirty seconds, Mr. Chairman. This is reading from Mr. Flights' interview where he said, "Did Otto Reich share his belief that Fulton Armstrong should be removed from his position?" The answer is yes. "Did John Bolton share that view?" Mr. Flight said yes.
BOLTON: As I said, I had lost confidence in...Mr. Smith and I conveyed that. I thought that was the honest thing to do.
RUSH: "Mr. Smith" is what Bolton called the agent. Remember John Kerry going ape and going bananas over somebody outing the name of Joe Wilson's wife -- and guess where that investigation's led to? Absolutely nowhere! There will not be any indictments in that investigation. There may be some indictments. Some federal government official might have committed perjury, but Novak all that stuff all that hullabaloo there's nothing that came from it and the Democrats are making all this noise and flapping their gums but who leaked the wife of Joe Wilson. Meanwhile, Joe Wilson another flying phony out there driving with his wife's picture on the cover of Vanity Fair while they're both wearing sunglasses and so forth, just ramming it down everybody's throat, and yet here's John Kerry who inadvertently mentions of name of a CIA agent, and where is the outrage today? There isn't any, because our guys don't care. They don't think it's an outrage, and they're not going to make much of a deal about it and they're not going to point out how John Kerry might have been a big hypocrite as well as all the libs. Here's what John Kerry said about Joe Wilson's wife whose name is -- I'll say it, Valerie Plame! P-l-a-m-e! Valerie Plame! I'll mention her name. -- Here's what Kerry said about it.
JOHN FRANÇOIS KERRY: President Bush's father called those who exposed the names of national security sources traitors, and this President Bush needs to start going after any traitors in his midst and that means more than an inside once-over from his friend and Karl Rove's client, John Ashcroft.
RUSH: That means we can't just do a little-saving investigation; we've got to get to the bottom of it. So whoever leaked Joe Wilson's wife's name is a "traitor," and here's John Kerry. What are we supposed to call him today? What are we supposed to call him, leaking the name of a CIA agent in a bunch of phony baloney hearings designed to destroy another good man, John Bolton? What are we supposed to call John Kerry today?
Rush's rebuking of Shays, Santorum would tend to belie your "shill" descriptive.
I heard Rush's diatribe, today. Spot on.
US Sen Chris Shays (COWARD/LOWLIFE-CT) = POS lib-dem socialist-commie-fascist-nazi, scumbag dirtbag.
Ooooh, that felt good! Time for an *adult beverage*.
(Also, I've got to clean my Barrett M82A1 .50cal BMG, and my AR-10 7.62 x 51mm .308cal)
Nothing better than the smell of CLP with a cold beer!
You dolt, you didn't clean them after the last match shoot! I hope your Fellow & Fellowette FReepers embarrass you into doing it, finally!
(((:::Mrs Certified Horticulturist:::)))
I didn't hear Rush today, but the transcript, and your comments, are absolutely right. There's a sense of exasperation in what Rush said, and in that he speaks for me. I've been a registered Republican since 1971, and have voted about 99% of the time for Republicans (3 years ago in one of the state races, I voted for a Libertarian), but the trepidation I see, especially in Republican Senators over the judicial filibuster issue, is driving me crazy. And I don't understand why we're not getting more leadership from Pres. Bush on reigning in the judiciary. On this issue, other than DeLay, there is not one Republican standing up and saying the right things.
Give 'em hell Rush!
Hey Rush - that's the difference between a Republican and a Conservative. "Winning" isn't everything to Conservatives, in fact it is worse when it means agreeing with liberals. [hopefully Rush is a recovering Republican]
The 'good stuff' in the audio starts ~ 2min
I believe, at the moment at least, the "rebuke" is the "party line".
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